Rumor Mill: Baby Phat Owner Kellwood Fired Kimora To Cut Costs

New details have bubbled to the surface regarding Kimora Lee Simmons‘ ‘divorce’ from Baby Phat. According to the New York Daily News, Kimora was too expensive for the brand to keep on staff:

A source told Page Six, “Kimora was going over-budget. She’d pay herself a fee to be in the ads, plus she paid her children fees to appear in ads. It costs thousands of dollars to airbrush her because she’s a size 10. Plus, they spent a ton of money on body doubles. They would shoot another model in the clothes, and take Kimora’s head and put it on her body.”

And I’m sure her over-the-top fashion shows weren’t helping the bottom line, either.
Can’t knock the hustle.
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Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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